Jim Rohn spent more than 40 years working with people to build strategies that work. He was a motivational speaker, an inspiration to millions, and a great public speaker.
Anyone who had the privilege hearing him speak in person came away a better person. The beauty is that we can all enjoy his teaching and keep learning from him from his work.
For those who have not experienced much of his work, I have put together the best Jim Rohn quotes to get you fired up and motivated.
Jim Rohn spent most of his life studying the fundamentals of human behavior, and dedicated his life to finding ways they could operate better and more efficiently.
He was a natural wordsmith, and had a way of explaining things that made sense. As well as coining phrases or quotes that resonate with people and will stand the test of time.
Best Jim Rohn Quotes to Get You Fired Up
Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.
You have to read this quote with a smile. But it’s true, motivation and passion needs to be guided in the right way. By the right person.
Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.
Jim knew all about taking risks and high expectations. Follow his lead and advice, don’t go with the easy option.
Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.
A play on words, but very true. There is an old saying, ‘you will never get rich working for someone else’. Make your own profits.
Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
If you’re not happy now. When will you be happy?
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
You need discipline to achieve your goals.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Live in the present. Be happy now, if you’re happy now you will find greater happiness in the future.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Make a lifestyle out of what your motivation drives you to do. Habits are how we live our life daily, and what keeps us living our improved lifestyle.
If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.
I love this quote. We should all try to be the best we can. In turn it will attract the best in others.
One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of your attention.
Never devalue how important you, your time, and your attention is. Always give 100%.
You cannot make progress without making decisions.
You have to be a sharp decision maker if you are going to be progressive.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Who is in the driving seat here? Are you drifting daily, or do you grab the day by the horns and ride it in your direction.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
You have to take risks in life. The greater the risk the greater the reward. Don’t settle for ordinary when the extra-ordinary is out there.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
It’s a cliche. But the school of life is more valuable than a formal education in some instances. Go outside of the norm and make something special happen.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
This is so true. Forming daily rituals and sticking to them is a large part of being disciplined and achieving success.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
This is a quote I came across a few years ago and it really stirred up some thoughts with me. I started looking at my inner circle, and it was true. Look into this for yourself.
Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.
Life is short. Everyday you let slip is valuable. Make the most of every minute of every day.
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
Which are you willing to suffer? I know which I do. I practice being disciplined to get done what want.
If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
The best quotes are the simple but true ones like this. Find a way, always find a way. Everyone is making excuses, if you aren’t you jump the queue.
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
You have to walk your own path. Working for other people, listening to others, it’s going to take you down their path.
Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom.
This quote does a great job of summarizing how we should all be practicing self-development on a continual basis.
There you have it. If those quotes from Jim Rohn don’t do something to help inspire you to take more action. I don’t know what will.
While reading quotes are fun and they do stir up a little inspiration. Remember, you have to do something about it.
People who give us these quotes are do-ers. They are action takers. They are leaving quotes behind from their own experiences.
Become a do-ers yourself. Find success by being proactive, creative, and never giving up on achieving your goals.
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.